Periwinkle flower has the Latin name Catharanthus roseus, is a plant originating from Madagascar, but has spread to other tropical regions. For example, in Indonesia, the periwinkle flowers are known by various names such as sindapor (Sulawesi), kembang tembaga (Sundanese language), and tapak doro flower (Javanese).
Malaysians generally recognize this flower with the name ‘kemunting cina’, ‘pokok rumput jalang’, ‘pokok kembang sari cina’, or ‘pokok ros pantai’.
For those of you who live in the Philippines, you recognize this flower with the name tsitsirika, tsitsirika, hoa hai dang in Vietnam, chang chun hua in China, rose periwinkle in Inggirs, dan soldaten bloem in the Netherlands.
In addition to the names mentioned earlier, periwinkle flower in some countries is also known as Madagascar periwinkle, rosy periwinkle, noyon tora, sadaphuli, boa-noite, maria-sem-vergonha, vinca-de-madagáscar, vinca-de-gato, vinca-branca, vinca del Cabo, vinca rosa, inca rosada, putica, nithyakalyani, Barmasi, İzmir Güzeli, and Dhafnaki.
The content of periwinkle flowers!
Plants with this beautiful flowers turned out to contain many benefits as a medicine. The periwinkle flower has a substance called Rosendin which is the anthocyanidin pigment found in its flower. The substance named Vincristine, which is used as a chemotherapy drug to treat several types of cancer is also found in this plant. Flowers and leaves have the potential to be a source of medicine for leukemia and Hodgkin’s disease.
In the root, stems, leaves, and seeds of periwinkle flowers found anti-cancer alkaloids content. Alkaloid content consisting of vinblastine (VLB), vincristine (VCR), leurosine (LR), vin cadioline, leurodisibe, catharanthine, reserpine, ajmalicine and serpentine.
Periwinkle flowers also contain vincamine, vinpocetine, bitter substance (vincine), triterpenes (folic acid, etc.), Iridoid (loganic acid), phytosterols, phenolic acids, flavonoids, potassium and sodium salts.
Health benefits of periwinkle flower!
Periwinkle flower which has two types of flower colors that are white and red, it is useful for:
A study has shown that vincamine or vinpocetine may help overcome dementia, treat Alzheimer’s disease, improve short-term memory loss caused by some medications, improve hearing loss related to age and reduce calcium buildup from dialysis.
- Treat diabetes mellitus
There are several ways you can get this benefit from the periwinkle flowers. You must wash 6 sheets of periwinkle leaves and 15 periwinkle flowers, then boiled with 800 ccs of water until the remaining water is 400 cc. Then filtered. This filtered water should you drink 2 times a day in the morning and evening. You can also look List of Medicinal Plants for Diabetes Treatment.
Another option is to use 10-16 pieces of periwinkle leaves and boil with 3 cups water until the remaining water is 1 cup, then cooled. You should drink water from the periwinkle leaves filtered regularly.
Another way is to use 3 pieces of periwinkle leaves and 15 periwinkle flowers and then boiled with 4 cups water to boiling and the remaining water is 1.5 cups. After cold, drink 2 times a day, in the morning and evening after meals.
- Overcoming hypertension
Periwinkle flower is one of the Natural High Blood Pressure Treatments. 15 grams of leaves or periwinkle flowers boiled with 400 ccs of water until remaining 200 ccs of water and leave for a while, then filtered. The filtered water drink before you go to bed. Another way is to use 15-20 g of dried periwinkle leaves and 10 gr of chrysanthemum flowers boiled with water until boiling and then filtered. This filtered water can you drink every afternoon. Look also about Symptoms of High Blood Pressure.
20-25 gr leaves or periwinkle flowers boiled with 4 cups water to boil until the remaining water become half and then filtered. Drink the filtered water 2 times a day in the morning and evening.
- Overcome asthma and bronchitis
This time, you can use 1 piece of periwinkle root then boiled with 5 cups water to boil and then filtered. Drink 3 times a day in the morning and evening. You should know about Symptoms of Asthma.
- Treating fever
1 handful of periwinkle leaves (about 12-20 grams), along with 3 slices of stems and root of periwinkle boiled with 4 cups water to boil until remaining 1 1/2 cups. Then add enough sugar water. After that, drink 2 times a day, morning and evening.
- Treat stomach ulcers or dysentery
Use 15-30 g of periwinkle leaves then boil with 3 cups water to boil and add enough coconut sugar. Drinking water 2 times a day in the morning and afternoon.
- Overcoming anemia
One of the benefits of periwinkle flowers is to become Super Fast Anemia Treatments Naturally. The trick is to use 4 periwinkle flowers soaked with 1 glass of water, then kept outdoors overnight. Drink the water in the morning and do it regularly. You must get information about Symptoms of Anemia.
- Treating mumps, swelling, and ulcers
You will get this benefit by utilizing a handful of periwinkle leaves and mashed until smooth then affixed to the affected part.
- Treating burns
Use some periwinkle leaves and half of the handful of rice, soaked with water then pounded until smooth. Then attach the herb to the burn wound.
- Overcoming irregular menstruation
For women, you will get special benefits from the periwinkle plant by using periwinkle root sufficiently washed to clean then boiled with 5 cups water to boil until remaining 2 glass. After cool then filtered. Drink the water 2 times a day in the morning and afternoon.
- Treat cancer
Periwinkle flower actually also included in the List of Medicinal Plants Used for Cancer Treatment. One way to treat cancer is to use 15 gr periwinkle, 30-60 gr fresh papaya leaves, 30 grams of red spinach leaves, 30 gr pearl grass, and 700 ccs of water. All of these plants are boiled until the water remains to 300 ccs. Then strain and add honey sufficiently. Drink 3 times a day as much as 100 ccs. Even so, you still need to consult with the doctor.
- Treat breast cancer
For those of you who are fighting with breast cancer, you will also get benefits of periwinkle flowers. The trick is to use 6-15 g of dried periwinkle, boiled with 400 ccs of water until the water remaining 200 ccs, then filtered. Drink 3 times a day regularly.
- Treat uterus cancer
15 gr of periwinkle flowers, 30 gr of snake tongue grass, and 600 ccs of water give you this benefit. All these plants you have to boil until boiling and then filtered. Drink regularly.
Tannin content is also found in periwinkle that may help relieve pain due to canker sores or a sore throat, but further research is needed to confirm this benefit.
The periwinkle flower has a tonic content, astringent (contracting), styptic, antihypertensive, vasodilatory (dilation of blood vessels) and diuretic properties. Periwinkle flower herb can be used both internally and externally. Periwinkle flower herb can be used as a treatment for severe menstrual bleeding, either during menstruation or bleeding between periods (metrorrhagia).
Other health benefits of periwinkle flowers:
- Controlling blood pressure so it is very good to prevent hypertension.
- Smooth circulation or blood circulation in the body.
- Have calming properties so it is great to avoid the Health Risks of Stress.
- Has anti-toxic properties so good to remove toxins from the body.
- Treat inflammation of the liver (hepatitis).
- As an herbal remedy to treat malaria.
- Heal’s dysentery.
- Smooth the digestive system.
- Soothing shaking hands – use 4-7 sheets of periwinkle leaves then brewed with 1 cup of hot water then filtered. Drink the water.
Things to consider about the periwinkle flower!
Although there are many health benefits of periwinkle flowers, there is some important information you should know about these flowers. Vinpocetine in periwinkle flowers can cause occasional flushing of the skin and skin rash. You can also experience stomach problem while using periwinkle. Periwinkle can also suppress the immune system demonstrated by research conducted on animals but has never been proven through human studies. For those of you who are pregnant and breastfeeding, avoid vinpocetine and periwinkle.
The periwinkle flower is a bit poisonous. If you consume this flower in excessive amounts, it can have harmful effects on the kidneys, nervous system, gastrointestinal tract, and hypotension. The use of vincamine is not recommended in people with of brain tumors, retinal bleeding or during pregnancy, and should not be used in conjunction with loop diuretics, laxatives, and arrhythmia medications.
Try to do the recipe of periwinkle flowers that have been described above and feel the benefits.